[Solved] Need new case - how to find correct one for motherboard?

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Pat D
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[Solved] Need new case - how to find correct one for motherboard?

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Just before this "Meltdown" stuff I ordered a new MB.
I was going to make the switch and found that the old case, being proprietary, doesn't fit.
My question:
How do I make sure a case has a removable backplate? Looking on-line at cases I haven't found a way that I (personally) can tell.
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Re: Need new case - how to find correct one for motherboard?

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Moved to open chat as it isn't Linux Mint related
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Re: Need new case - how to find correct one for motherboard?

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Here's an example from Antec. Click on the middle photo to see the back of the case. The removable backplate is the hole on top.
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Re: Need new case - how to find correct one for motherboard?

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Thanks. :D
That's what I wasn't sure about, and I didn't want to have to send something back.
Cheers.
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Re: [Solved] Need new case - how to find correct one for motherboard?

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With sites like newegg, you can use filters to search cases. The highlight being, if you dont know what you have you can filter for ATX midtower. From there select board compatability of atx,matx,itx,mitx. Some atx cases fit all sizes of boards, minus the Eatx which is more akin to a server size board.

My Fractal Designs- Define R5 is such a case.

Your board box should specify model which can lead you to board size, as well as they just print it on the box. Board size nomenclature are ATX,MATX,ITX,MITX,EATX
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Re: [Solved] Need new case - how to find correct one for motherboard?

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https://pcpartpicker.com/ is a handy guide for selecting components. Select your motherboard and it will show you compatible cases.
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Re: [Solved] Need new case - how to find correct one for motherboard?

Post by Neil Edmond »

I don't think I've ever seen an after market case that did not have a removable back plate. While I have seen plenty of OEM cases made that way (but not all), and have been frustrated a few times myself when trying to upgrade motherboards.
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